Will at Nomadic Thoughts has an interesting post on Lewis Binford. One passage which caught my eye is this one:
One thing about Lewis Binford’s writing is that it is sometime (ok, often) hard to understand. He himself has even admitted that he does this on purpose, because if he writes clearly and the reader immediately understands what is being argued, then there is a risk that it will be blindly accepted and perpetuated as received knowledge. By burying his meaning in complicated prose Binford forces the reader to consciously deconstruct his argument by reading slowly and rereading even more slowly.
How many assumptions in this piece of admirably clear writing by Will, or in Binford’s own words in a quote picked up by K. Kris Hirst, should be challenged are here?